Trade association recognizes outstanding projects that use SIPs, a green building envelope technology for eco-conscious builders and designers
PHOENIX, Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) announced the winners of the 22nd annual Building Excellence Awards at its member meeting on January 29-31, 2024. The industry's most prominent offsite construction awards program, the Building Excellence Awards showcase outstanding residential and commercial projects that demonstrate the design flexibility, long-lasting energy performance and resiliency of structural insulated panels (SIPs).
"With the increased adoption of low energy, low carbon, weather-resistant and electrification codes across the country, construction professionals are recognizing SIPs as the answer to meeting criteria of a high-performance structure," Jack Armstrong, Executive Director and COO for SIPA said. "The winners of this year's Building Excellence Awards demonstrate not only a commitment to meeting increasingly tough building and energy codes but also underline the key role offsite building solutions play in mitigating supply chain issues and the ongoing labor shortage."
The benefits of choosing SIPs are more important and apparent than ever before. SIPs are pre-cut on the factory floor and arrive on the jobsite ready to install, which helps keep projects on schedule and reduces labor needs. In application, this eco-conscious building system delivers a comfortable, healthier and more resilient structure. SIPs are also the most reliable and practical choice, making it possible to achieve today's energy performance standards without forfeiting the imaginative and visionary talents of our industry.
The annual Building Excellence Awards give SIP manufacturers and construction professionals an opportunity to showcase exemplary projects completed the year prior. This year's entries include residential and commercial structures completed in 2023 by SIPA members. The 2024 Building Excellence Award judges evaluated each project on three criteria: design and structural engineering innovation, creative use of SIP construction and environmental sustainability.
In addition to the building categories below, entries that demonstrated eco-efficiency, health, resilience and renewable energy were considered in the high-performance (HP) running for that category.
SIPA's 2024 Building Excellence Award winners are as follows:
Homes Over 3K Sq. Ft.
Classic Winner: Vaulted Ceiling SIP House – Culpeper, VA
Classic Runner Up: SIP Casita and Shop – Scottsdale, AZ
HP Winner: Zero Energy Timber Frame SIP House – Rockwood, PA
HP Runner Up: Geothermal SIP House – Lennox, SD
HP Honorable Mention: Ultra-Efficient SIP House - East Hampton, NY
Homes Under 3K Sq. Ft.
Classic Winner: Modern SIP House – Remington, VA
Classic Runner Up: Sustainable SIP House – Thermal, CA
HP Winner: Super-Efficient SIP House & ADU – Seattle, WA
HP Runner Up: Eco-Friendly SIP Desert House – Placitas, NM
Best Overall HP Residential & Best in Show
Zero Energy Timber Frame SIP House – Rockwood, PA
To discover more SIP structures, visit the SIP Project Library, which includes more than 700 projects compiled from the last 22 years of Building Excellence Award entries.
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The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is a 501c6 non-profit association founded in 1990 dedicated to increasing the use and acceptance of structural insulated panels (SIPs) for sustainable building. We provide an industry forum for promotion, communication, education, quality assurance, and technical and marketing research. SIPs are a high-performance, panelized building system that offers superior thermal performance, air tightness, and durability for energy-efficient, healthy, resilient homes and commercial buildings.
Innovative builders and design professionals seeking to reduce energy use and minimize the carbon footprint of their buildings utilize SIPs as a cost-effective solution for exterior wall and roof systems that also cuts down on framing time, significantly reduces construction waste, and ensures greater jobsite quality control through off-site fabrication. SIPs are an enabling technology to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge for net-zero, carbon neutral buildings today. Learn more at http://www.sips.org.
Meredith Cook, Brandner Communications, Inc., (253) 661-7333, [email protected]
SOURCE Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA)